Leading Anti-Marijuana Group Got Its Facts Wrong

How did Project SAM go from that to "heavy marijuana use soaring among young people?" It turns out they were looking at the wrong part of the report.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: “HHS finds heavy marijuana use soaring among young people,” the press release from Project SAM, the nation’s leading anti-marijuana legalization group, said. “Today, the Department of Health and Human Services found that heavy marijuana use among monthly users – defined as 20 or more days of marijuana use per month – significantly increased among Read the full article…

The Year In Pot: Legal Sales And Anti-Marijuana Voices Boomed

Marijuana has never had a year like 2014.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Marijuana has never had a year like 2014. The first aboveboard just-for-fun cannabis markets rose in Colorado and Washington. Voters in Oregon and Alaska passed ballot initiatives to create the same. And a consistent majority of Americans said they support plans to legalize the drug nationwide, according to polls by NBC News and others. Read the full article…

Prohibitionist Sabet Targets Commercial Marijuana

While calling full legalization of marijuana "dangerous," Kevin Sabet, president and CEO of SAM, also said that "there are so many things the government could do to offer the seriously ill experimental medications" and help to further marijuana research to potentially unlock its medical potential, without legalizing the plant.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Alison Holcolmb, author of Washington’s I-502 initiative, passes this along note to MJ Headline News: “You may have already seen the below press release that apparently has been sent to several, if not all, Washington state legislators, and which a few of them, at least, are forwarding on to city council members (and Read the full article…